Sunday, January 3, 2010

Roasted Fingerling Carrots & Butternut Squash (2)

After being out of the loop for a while I decided that as part of my New Year I'd make it a point to get back on and try to blog, so here I am!

Let me start by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! I hope everyone had a lovely "holiday" season, whatever you celebrated and is ready to start their New Year with a New Attitude about being healthy. I must confess, I never make "resolutions" on New Years but I do see it as a time, especially after so much over-indulgence, to jump back on the "healthy bus" so to speak, and make yourself feel good (again, hopefully?) about your lifestyle & habits.

Like most people I over-indulged during the holidays but I will say, even with all the extra garbage I ate I managed to maintain my weight THANKS TO ASSISTU!!!!! The AssistU metabolized even the crappy food I ate, well enough for it not to hang around an add the pounds. I fluctuated no more than 1 lb. during the entire holiday season! So if it works so well when you DON'T watch what you eat, can you imagine what it does when you DO?!

Below is one of my favorite recipes of all time. I actually made it long before I saw it posted on Wegman's site, but they now have it listed as a recipe AND with the nutritional info! Their recipe is slightly different than what mine, only because they use already infused oils & such, but nothing that would change the points by anything! This dish comes in so low on the Point system (2) that I double up my serving, to help me get full and satisfied! I posted Wegmans version below (you can find it on their site) with comments of how my original version was, in case you can't find the ingredients that are specific to Wegmans stores.

Roasted Fingerling Carrots & Butternut Squash (2)


1 pkg (16 oz) Baby-Cut Carrots
1 pkg (20 oz) Fresh Cleaned & Cut Butternut Squash, cut in 1-inch pieces
3 Tbsp Wegmans Basting Oil (my original recipe I used to use simple Canola Oil & add my own fresh thyme, garlic & parsley - using this already infused oil is excellent, easier and has a slightly better taste!) ((my original version called for 3 Tbsp canola oil 1/2 sprig fresh thyme and 1/8 tsp. crushed garlic and 1/4 tsp parsley))
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp Italian Classics Sicilian Lemon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (again, this is the Wegmans recipe version, using the already combined EVOO and lemon) ((my original version called for 1 Tbsp. EVOO and the juice of 1/2 fresh lemon squirted on top))

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  1. Arrange vegetables in single layer in large shallow pan; drizzle with basting oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast on center rack of oven about 40 min, until tender when poked with a fork & lightly browned.
  3. Drizzle with lemon oil just before serving.

Nutrition Info: Each serving (1 cup) contains 130 calories, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein, 7 g fat, (1 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, and 65 mg sodium.

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Also, if at any time Points® are mentioned it is always with the assumption that you will analyze the recipes, foods, ingredients and figure the points out specifically for your consumption of any product, as ingredients may vary by brand, size, etc.

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